Install or upgrade VMware Tools to the latest version to enhance the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improve virtual machine management.

Before you upgrade VMware Tools on a virtual machine, determine the status of VMware Tools. To do this, select the virtual machine and click the Summary tab. The VMware Tools label indicates whether VMware Tools is installed and current, installed and not current, or not installed.

Verify that a supported guest operating system is installed on the virtual machine.

Verify that you have an ESX/ESXi license or are using evaluation mode.


In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the virtual machine and select Power > Power On.


Click the Console tab to make sure that the guest operating system starts successfully, and log in if necessary.


Right-click the virtual machine and select Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools.


Select Interactive Tools Installation and click OK.

This step initiates the installation process by mounting the VMware Tools bundle on the guest operating system.


In the virtual machine console, load the CD-ROM driver so the CD-ROM device mounts the ISO image as a volume. To open the Netware Server Console, select Novell > Utilities > Server Console.


Do one of the following:

In the NetWare 6.5 Server Console, enter: LOAD CDDVD.

In the NetWare 6.0 or NetWare 5.1 Server Console, enter: LOAD CD9660.NSS.


In the Server Console, enter the following command.


When the installation finishes, the message VMware Tools for NetWare are now running appears in the Logger Screen (NetWare 6.5 and NetWare 6.0 guests) or the Console Screen (NetWare 5.1 guests).

Verify the status of VMware Tools by checking the VMware Tools label on the virtual machine Summary tab. OK should appear in the VMware Tools label.